Comparative of topography GIS software

Wouldn’t anyone like to have a table that compares different types of GIS software with topography’s features in order to make a decision on purchase? Well, such a thing exists at Point of Beginning, and it includes not only popular use software such as Autodesk, ESRI, MapInfo or Intergraph but also equipment manufacturers like Topcon, Leica and Trimble.

There are also included uncommon programs in our environment or with recent history as Surfer and Manifold. In order to make a comparison, one must choose which programs you want, and then press the button “compare models”. As a result, the table will display information with similar criteria.

These are programs that are included in the comparative:

Manufacturer Programs included
Autodesk, Inc.clip_image001 Autodesk Raster Design
Autodesk Map 3D
Autodesk Civil 3D
Autodesk Land Desktop
Autodesk Survey
clip_image002ESRI ArcEditor
ArcView
ArcPad
Intergraphclip_image003 G/Technology
GeoMedia
MapInfo Corporationclip_image004 MapInfo Professional
Manifold Net Ltdclip_image005 Manifold System
ADW Softwareclip_image006 Pythagoras GIS+CAD
Caliper Corporationclip_image007 TransCAD
Maptitude
TransModeler
CARISclip_image008 CARIS Carta
Carlson Softwareclip_image009 Carlson GIS
CEDRA Corporation
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CEDRA AVland
CEDRA AVsand
CEDRA AVparcel
CEDRA AVwater
Full Circle Technologies Inc
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VectorEyes(R)
Golden Software, Inc.
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Surfer
MapViewer
Didger
Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imagingclip_image013 Leica Virtual Explorer
ERDAS IMAGINE
Leica Photogrammetry Suite
Image Analysis for ArcGIS
Maptek/KRJA Systems Inc.clip_image014 VULCAN
Scanpoint Geomatics Ltdclip_image015 IGiS Integrated GIS and Image Processing Software
SiteComp, Inc.clip_image016 SiteComp Survey/GIS
Sokkiaclip_image017 IMap
Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.clip_image018 Field Tools for ArcPad(R)
TopSURV GIS
Field Tools for ArcPad
Topcon Tools GIS
Trimbleclip_image019 -Trimble GPS Analyst extension for ESRI ArcGIS Desktop software
-GPS Pathfinder Office software
-TerraSync software
-Trimble GPScorrect extension for ESRI ArcPad software
Tripod Data Systemsclip_image020 SOLO

The result displays manufacturer’s data, its phone, price and date from when software exists; and then, among the comparing features are:

Operating system and network support
Client – Server support
Server operating system
Client operating system
Support services through Internet
Supported Applications
Supports third party applications
Total solution packages available
GIS Data Management
Multi-user edition
Supports versioning
Metadata Maintenance
Database Management
DBMS owner
Relational DataBase System that supports
RDBMS spatial data warehouse
The structure and format of native data
Vector-spaghetti
Vector-topology
Parametric
3-D
TIN
Grid
Raster Images
Utilities to import and export GIS data
Import formats directly
Export formats directly
Formats that read regardless importing data
Imports
Exports
Entry and editing of GIS data
Graphics tablet
Lets you enter data accurately
Imports data from electronic equipment
Heads-up digitizing
Vectorization
Rectification of maps
Check and correct mistakes
Data entry field
Maps Design and Layout
Interactive Maps Composition
Annotation from attributes
Changing global symbols
Thematic Maps
Geographic queries and functions
Search and selection by attributes
Measuring from the map
Geocode addresses and Handling
Buffers’ Generation
Point / line-in-polygon Analysis
Spatial Analysis
Network Analysis
Query and access to raster documents
Direct access to other GIS data
Terrain models processing and analysis
DEM Generation
Contour Generation
Display of 3D profiles
Map draping
Analysis pending
Raster data management capabilities
Geometric Rectification
Orthophoto generation
Image Transformations
Spectral Classification
Development languages
Proprietary development language
Commercial development environments supported

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It’s a great job of Points of Beginning that can be seen in the table shown here. It’s a pity, but programs like TopoCAD or Geopak aren’t included; probably they haven’t sent the necessary data so as to be included.

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2 thoughts on “Comparative of topography GIS software

  1. Bonjour,

    Le tableau n’est plus accessible. Pourriez-vous svp me le communiquer?

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